University education greatly influences career paths and financial futures. ValueChampion is interested in sharing the personal stories of the future generation of Singapore’s professionals. With this in mind, we are conducting a series of Q&A interviews featuring top students at universities in Singapore.

Born in Mumbai and raised in Oman and Qatar, Aditya Karkera, a junior at Yale-NUS, studies Mathematical, Computational, and Statistical Sciences (MCS). He is also involved with student groups such as the Yale-NUS Student Investment group and the Yale-NUS Student Government. He is interested in pursuing a career in investment banking following his studies.

How did you choose Yale-NUS and how has your experience been thus far?

I’d known of Yale-NUS College from when I was in high school through the Yale-NUS College Asia Pacific Model United Nations Conference. I was drawn to the vibrant community of students I’d interacted with, as well as to the unique …